Posted by Ste on August 18, 2003
I need your help to know wheather this proverb is still used in English and on which occasions!
Can it be considered misogynous?
"Six hours’ sleep for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool"
(1864 (J. H. Friswell, Gentle Life 259): "The old English proverb, so often in the mouth of George III, was ‘six hours for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool’)